Cummings, a longtime resident of Malden, formerly of Everett &
Lynnfield, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in the
Wingate of Melrose Nursing Home, he was 84 years old. Walter was
born in Everett on April 27, 1932. one of thirteen children of
the late Eli & Miriam (Hudson) Cummings.
educated in the Everett School system and was a graduate of
Everett High School Class of 1950. In 1952 Walter joined the
U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He
attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and received the National
Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He served with the
Hq. 6520th Air Base Group. He was later discharged in
April of 1955.
worked alongside his father, a master finish carpenter. At one
job his dad was contacted to build a church alter for a local
church in Everett. Walter enjoyed working and leaning the trade
with his dad. He later took employment with the Boston Stock
Exchange and worked his way up the ladder. He became a Executive
Secretary of the Exchange and later became one of its Vice
President’s. He worked for the Exchange for 43 years.
Walter was an avid Boston Sports fan he loved watching all teams
and mostly the Boston Red Sox. He loved to bowl and belonged
with leagues in Peabody and the Malden area. In his spare time,
he cherished his time watching his children & grandchildren in
their sports endeavors. He enjoyed working a good puzzle, loved
fishing in the lakes in New Hampshire. Walter and Liz were
married in the Immaculate Conception Church in Malden in 1956
and spent the next 48 years together raising their three children and seven
grandchildren. Liz later passed on in 2004.
the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth C. “Liz” (Williamson)
Cummings. He was the devoted father of Mary J. Cohen of
Holliston, David J. Cummings of Beverly & Scott W. Cummings of
Malden. Loving brother of Marjorie De Cicco of NH and
predeceased by eleven brother & sisters. Walter was the
cherished grandfather of Jason C. & Adam Z. Cummings,
Brendan I. & Douglas J. Cohen, Briana M. Naoum, Samantha N.
& Zachary A. Cummings.
will be held from the Weir-Mac Cuish Golden Rule Funeral Home,
144 Salem St., Malden, on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9 AM,
followed by a prayer service at 10AM, interment to follow in
Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours in the funeral home
on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 4-8 PM.
In lieu of
flowers, contributions in Walter’s memory may be made to a
charity of ones choice.